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UC Davis Scientists Describe Novel Drug Mechanism That Fights Brain Cancer


Researchers at UC Davis have developed and characterized a molecule that interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct. This novel mechanism was found to be effective against glioma cells – responsible for...
3-Mar-2015 4:05 PM EST

California Breast Density Law Slow to Have an Impact


Ten months after California legislators enacted a controversial law mandating that radiologists notify women if they have dense breast tissue, UC Davis researchers have found that half of primary care physicians are still unfamiliar with the law and...
28-Jan-2015 7:00 PM EST

Complex Interactions Between Proteins Rbm38 and p53 Govern Tumor Suppression, Aging

Scientists have long known the p53 protein suppresses tumors. However, a recent animal study by UC Davis researchers has uncovered a complicated relationship between p53 and another protein, Rbm38, highlighting how the body calibrates protein...
12-Dec-2014 3:00 PM EST

‘Tis the Season to Indulge in Walnuts

Researchers at UC Davis and other institutions have found that diets rich in whole walnuts or walnut oil slowed prostate cancer growth in mice. In addition, both walnuts and walnut oil reduced cholesterol and increased insulin sensitivity. The...
13-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

Obesity a Factor in Immunotherapy Toxicity


Immunotherapy that can be effective against tumors in young, thin mice can be lethal to obese ones, a new study by UC Davis researchers has found. The findings, published online today in The Journal of Experimental Medicine, suggest a possible link...
31-Oct-2014 5:00 PM EDT

Anti-Cancer Drug Effective Against Common Stem Cell Transplant Complication


Researchers at UC Davis have found that the drug bortezomib effectively treats chronic graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a common and debilitating side effect from allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplants. The trial showed that bortezomib...
24-Oct-2014 9:00 PM EDT

Introducing the Multi-Tasking Nanoparticle

Kit Lam and colleagues from UC Davis and other institutions have created dynamic nanoparticles (NPs) that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as...
26-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Novel Drug Action Against Solid Tumors Explained

Researchers at UC Davis, City of Hope, Taipai Medical University and National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan have discovered how a drug that deprives the cells of a key amino acid specifically kills cancer cells.
11-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

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